What are the differences between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro?

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One of the most frequent questions among new Windows 10 users is whether it is better to get the Home version or the Pro version of said operating system, since although it is true that there are more versions of Windows, these two are ultimately the most marketed.

And, especially when buying a license, there are many more oriented towards these two versions, and sometimes the price difference can be quite high between the two, although depending on the type of user you are, it may not be justified in your case. For this reason, and Especially if you are going to buy a license now, it is important that you know what the differences are between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

These are the differences between the Home and Pro version of Windows 10

As we mentioned, especially if you are thinking of buying a new license of the operating system, it is important that you take into account what are the differences that you will suffer if you decide to use Windows 10 Home instead of the Pro version, and vice versa.

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First of all, you should keep in mind that the licenses that most manufacturers incorporate with their equipment refer to the Home version, since it is more than enough for most home users. However, if you are dealing with business or in some personal cases, you might really need to get Windows 10 Pro. These are the main features that the Pro version adds with respect to the Home:

  • BitLocker - Encrypts any internal or external hard drive so that no one can access it.
  • Windows Information Protection (WIP).
  • Ability to virtualize other operating systems using Hyper-V technology.
  • Ability to allow remote connections (RDP).
  • Functions and characteristics to allow the use of work domains.

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In this way, they are some quite specific details and, for this same reason, most users have enough with Windows 10 Home. However, if you use one of the aforementioned functions then you will necessarily need to purchase Windows 10 Pro, or instead use some type of alternative, something that already depends on your personal preferences.

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